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A task or action that one is required to perform as part of one's job
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“He worked in the warehouse of the shipping company, and it was his duty to operate an electric crane.”
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A payment levied on the transfer of property, for licenses, and for the legal recognition of documents
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“The duty on cigarettes was recently raised.”
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A moral or legal obligation
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“Many of them deplored the war, and many were simply motivated by a sense of duty to their families and their country.”
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The state of being tractable
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The quality of being religious or reverent
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The state of being just
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A sum of money that is owed or due
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A situation enforcing a certain course of action
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A small detachment of troops or police officers assigned with a special duty
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An instance of keeping awake during normal sleeping hours, especially to keep watch or pray
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A commission paid to an agent as a percentage of the total value or sale
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A spell of duty on military or diplomatic service
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A going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts
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Courageous behaviour, especially in battle
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An impediment or burden
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A person's moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one's behaviour
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Compelling or being compelled
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